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CBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
there. second accident still working in the city, s rshgssara -- saratoga. there's a look at 95. now, wjz has the stories that people are talking about this morning. here's jessica. >> thank you . >>> the sandy hook elementary shootings have pushed debate over gun control to the forefront of the nation's consciousness. the latest from washington. >> hundreds of protestors marched across the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws. as there were demonstrations outside a gun shop outside washington dc. >> to allow these kind of gun that is have no other murder than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> fear of new gun control laws has made the weapons one of the hottest selling items this christmas. >> definitely stock up and buy things i can't get in the future. 2 weeks ago you could have bought one gun for $1,400 and now it's $2,500. >> the debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad want when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have
CBS
Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
weather in a few minutes. >>> police if two of the biggest cities are looking to get guns off the streets this weekend. the oak land police department is holding its gun buy back event at saint benedicts church. san francisco a officer -- officers are hosting one at the oh mega boys club. they are offering $200 for every working gun turned in. >>> today in point reyes the auto baun society will hold a christmas bird count. it will do a bird census to assess the health of the bird population. that will help guide future conservation efforts. anyone can participate if you're interested. it's now in its 43rd year. >>> the local county that thinks it has the most to lose to the rising water. >> still to come, in the wake of the newtown school shooting, the three words that may help you survive a violent crisis. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, people ended up dead. >>> another shooting to tell you about this morning. shots range out at a hotel in las vegas and two people ended up dead. at about 8:30 a man shot a woman in the lobby of the excalibur and the shooter turned the gun on
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 4:00pm EST
media partner, the baltimore sun, that discovered inaccuracies with a handful of the city's 83 speed cameras. take this speed camera on cold spring lane, near falls road. it's nabbed 11,000 speeders, but some tickets had to be voided after the camera had recorded the wrong speeds. the city department of transportation says they're working with the company that operates these came ras to -- cameras, to conduct a rigorous investigation into the problem. delegate john cardin proposes each county be required to audit their speed camera system for errors. and he wants to hold speed camera contractors responsible. each inneraccurate ticket, he says, should be held a $1,000 fine. >> i don't care who the contractor is. each contractor that shmake sure what they're doing is a legitimate system of monitoring the speed. >> reporter: derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> city officials say the speed camera program has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. >>> time now for a look at traffic. kristy breslin has traffic control. >> reporter: well, we do have a couple of accidents to start
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
live at city police headquarters. mike hellgren digs deeper into the challenges ahead. >> reporter: and we're talking about lives here, vic. city police said they will continue to focus on gun crimes and violent offenders. the mayor said it is no cause for celebration. but it is an accomplishment she highlighted. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun taken off the streets of baltimore this year. the mayor and commissioner held a press conference, trumpeting the accomplishment at the crime scene. >> we are, again, relentless in our pursuit, to make sure that every neighborhood in our city is a safer neighborhood. and that baltimore becomes one of the safest big cities in the country. >> i wanted to see 1,000 cases solved. >> reporter: daphne alston knows firsthand the impact of gun violence. her son was murdered five years ago. she councils with -- counsels with other mothers like her throughout maryland. >> i'm so proud to be a mother of tireek alston. because tireek has changed. we're changing the face of this crime. >> it's that close to you now. it's no longer somebody else's bac
CBS
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
marshall, 23 in oakland, 30 in elkton, 28 down in ocean city. we will eventually get up into the 40s today with sunshine and blue skies with less wind than yesterday. temperature today up around 46 degrees. we'll have the complete first warning forecast coming up and your ravens forecast in just a few moments. >> thank you, tim. >>> first here's what people are talking about this morning, saying good-bye, the final victims of the sandy hook school shooting are laid to rest this weekend. the entire nation is coming together to grieve for the children. and one of them has a very special connection to maryland. rochelle ritchie explains. >>reporter: josephine gay's angelic face, bright smile and innocence is now being remembered here in baltimore and newtown, connecticut. >> we want a moment of silence to remember these victims. >>reporter: she was one of 20 children fatally shot december 14th at sandy hook elementary school, a school shooting that rocked the nation. [ sirens ] >> they would be taken away from their mother. >>reporter: josephine turned 7 just three days before the shoot
CW
Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm PST
four, it's just rain. >> fair field, 45, free mont 46. red wood city, 46. the warm spot will be san francisco own dropping to 56 degrees. >> storm track is still somewhat what active but unlike the past couple time it's not aimed at us. the other thing i want to point out, the stuff to the west is being kicked to the north. it's going to move to western oregon and washington. in this case it's not going to keep it entirely away from us but it will make the next weather system that moves in of -- more of a glancing below. >> tuesday night into wednesday, we're still going to get some rainfall but not the heavy stuff. most of the rain stays to the north. we'll get some maybe in the north bay mountains. run of the min rainfall. partly to mostly sunny skies. wednesday looks soggy. we'll have off and off rainfall but computer forecast models say several straight dry days, perhaps a week. >> concord tomorrow, 62 for a high. the average is 58. oakland, you'll be five degrees above average, normal is 59. lower to mid 60s liver moore, 63, and low 60s for san francisco, dale city, 64 -- we're
CW
Dec 9, 2012 10:00pm PST
peace sunday. jackson joined other religious leaders and mayor ed lee at city hall to highlight the city's violence prevention initiative. the focus of the initiative is to get parents involved in their children's lives to keep the cycle of crime violent free. >> job, job training, hope, and the future. >> expressing his support for the revival of the banned on assault weapons. >>> fresh grab in san francisco. synonymous for years, but not so much this past week. cbs 5 reporter explains the shortage that put a cramp in this weekend's crab festival. >> reporter: this weekend the annual crab festival is sold out at fisherman's wharf. >> this is the most popular that it has ever been. >> reporter: the french crab fishermen have been on a strike for a week. before that they were slowed by the storm. >> reporter: do you have any fresh crab left? >> no, we don't. we're all out. >> and whatever we've got, that's what we'll have. >> reporter: the strike is all about price. wholesalers and fishermen had agreed on $3 a pound at the start of the season. but demands went down after thanksgiving
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the city council, planning to hold hearings on the growing problems. an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, also found problems with at least two other cameras, outraging drivers. >> i think this -- they should just give us all our money back. >> i think it's a money maker. >> how many have they not caught that they have made errors on? >> reporter: in fiscal year 2012, drivers paid more than $19 million in fines. $4 million more than projected. mate -- the mayor, speaking at a school, defends the camera program. >> i don't want anyone to get a ticket in error. but i'd rather face that person and correct that problem because you can't bring a child back. if we lose one because somebody thinks it's more important for them to get to work, you know, five minutes late instead of 10 minutes late. >> the mayor assembled a task force to look into the cameras well before these errors became public. she tells wjz the cameras are making streets safer. speed violations dropped by 80% last year. and the average speed of drivers down at 44 of 48 fixed camera locations.
CW
Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm PST
still rising a bit in the city of napa, so some flood warnings are still in effect there. more good news. just light rain around the bay area. the heavier rains have moved south to the range east of gilroy some falling around coyote lake, but that's about it. showers will end, we dry out tomorrow. that's what we expect next. so we get a break. we get sun tomorrow. then on chris may, it looks as if -- christmas it looks as if we're going to get more rain, but not too much by any means. tomorrow a little bit of the sunshine. several more major roads impacted tonight by the storm. and the niles canyon road between the road, they closed because of the rock slide. traffic is being detoured at 680. people are advised to avoid the area. now, state road 84 is closed in both directions because of a tree blocking all lanes. and in the santa cruz mountains of highway 17, they were closed for more than two hours, leading up to the mammoth backups, which have been reopened. and in so moe that county, they closed near valley ford because of flooding. and the counties did what they could to get re
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
much as 20 degrees colder than yesterday. the only place that didn't change was ocean city. no change there at all. but tomorrow, lots of sunshine. it will be a cold day, compared to the last few days. so don't forget to take the coat and maybe some gloves tomorrow. probably only staying in the 40s tomorrow. >> hurricane sandy slammed into chris field, causing extensive damage. the state asked for help from fema. but alex demetrick reports, the agency and the white house denied that request because not enough damage was done. >> reporter: when sandy flooded chrisfield, saving lives came first. >> is there water coming inside your residence right now? >> yes, ma'am! i want you to try to stay calm. >> i have my grandson with me. >> reporter: taking stock of the damage came next. >> my building took a big beating. it's the worst i've seen. >> clearly, chrisfield took it the hardest, in terms of the sea level rise and the tidal surge. and a lot of people have been swasmed out of their homes. >> reporter: after seeing the damage, the governor asked for federal disaster relief. money for re
CBS
Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm EST
. still way above normal. upper 40s. 41 in oakland. much cooler to the west. still 56 in ocean city. temperatures right now, running about 10 to as much as 22 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. now, tomorrow, chilly. high pressure over the region. that means it am be -- will be a cool day tomorrow, especially compared to what we've seen the last few days. so don't forget your winter coat tomorrow. >> thank you. time to check in with kristy breslin for our first look at the roads. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. well, we do have a lot of accidents out there to deal with. first, loch raven at giddings avenue. also, york road at towson town boulevard. traveling falls road, we have a crash there at ruxton road as well. east 33rd at frisbee street. and as far as delays go, nothing too serious. but top side inner loop, to harford road, average speed with 30 miles purhour. and still slowing on the inner loop as well. from 95 to 70. let's take a live look. as you can see, a bit of congestion there on the west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by h.h. greg.
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 4:00pm EST
stories about gun violence in this city, involving gangs and drugs and the number of murders this year has already surpassed that of last year. so the mayor and the commissioner really wanted to make note of this gun arrest. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun police took off of baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside and stashed it behind his sofa. it was significant to city leaders, who held a press conference here on manchester street a few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program, which had more than 400 walking the beat last night. >> the horrific moment when someone broke into the house and violated the home. >> the commissioners did notice a recent slight spike in violent crimes. including the number of greenmount avenue corridor, which has quieted in recent days. >> it's a milestone. but i still say that there's still too many guns in baltimore city. >> this is not a celebration. this is a call for further action. we are, again, relentless in our pursuit to make sure that ever
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm EST
city official to another. ahead of the ravens redskins game. find out what's on the line. >>> and winter makes the chilly comeback. is our warm weather gone for good? don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast with bob. >>> it's partly cloudy. 37 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> a local project aimed at revitalizing area neighborhoods got infusion of money. christy aleto has more on what this means for those living around the homewood campus. dollars . >> reporter: $10 million. that's how much johns hopkins is giving to the homewood neighborhood. including hare. >> johns hopkins is committing $10 million. nearby neighborhoods will soon decide which community projects get a piece of the $10 million pie. >> people are excited about the possibility. >> reporter: possibility to eliminate dilapidated properties and bring small businesses to the area that in turn create jobs. but the money will be more than just a facelift for those neighborhoods. >> reporter: the neighborhoods will become safer. when there a
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. it is 8:01. >> i'm tim williams. it's a rainy start to the day, 50 degrees. but gasoline, some call. take a look out through the camera. it's not the prettiest of days. unfortunately, this is a day you are pretty much dealing with through all. it's not going to improve very much. we did squeak out a very nice day yesterday when the fog cleared. today not so much. what we have is the fog and a lot of cluster. the rain is moving across the region. as you can see, it is pretty much blanketing the area until you get to the lower eastern shore. temperatures are least positive. editors on the mild side. 50 degrees at bwi marshall, 43 in oakland. the order of the day is rain. we may have a break through the afternoon. we do not expect to see a lot of sun. the rain will return before tonight. >> thank you, tim. here's a people are talking about. another tragedy for the nfl.
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
and the investigation. >>> baltimore city is dealing with another violent attack after a woman allegedly pulls a knife at a middle school. wjz is live at the national academy foundation in east baltimore where this unfolded. investigator mike hellgren details the response. >> reporter: a school employee confronted this woman because she never checked in at the front desk and that's when school administrators say she attacked. the second violent encounter on a baltimore citi campus in a week happened here at national academy foundation. a woman was buzzed into the locked doors of the prep building where middle schoolers attend classes. but administrators say she failed to check in at the front office. they say she was delivering a birthday cake to a relative when a schoolworker challenged her in the hall. she pulled out a knife, cutting the worker's hands and was later arrested. it alarmed a grandmother of a student here who asked wjz not to identify her. >> i feel fearful for my grandson also. now you have to go through a procedure before he can come out, and i think it's good.
CW
Dec 30, 2012 10:00pm PST
-- killing nine peo it happened in the eastern of the state near the city pendleton. the bus crashed >>> a tower tour bus crashed and went down annen embankment and rescuer's used rope to rescue survivors. a camera, inside a months, striking several cars. happened as the plane slammed into the ground. 5 crew members were killed. there were no passengers on board. >> venezuela an president hugo chavez experience complications for cancer, his condition is delicate. >> in a fiery speech, he referred to president bush as the devil. >> and prepared to say good-bye to 2012 and also looking forward to a parking peshg in san francisco and why people need a pocketful of change beginning sunday. >> beginning next sunday, free ride, parking is over. >> they are already getting you monday through friday and saturday and now sunday. what are they doing next? 24 hours a day? >> possibly. she knows it's going to affect her church and she knows why. >> it's the money, but not the parking meter on sunday. >> the law will net the city an extra $200 million a year. >> i'm not too happy. >> in a
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
city, to the counties, to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz. maryland's news station. >> it's 4:30, 51 degrees with a mixture of sun and clouds. hello everyone. i'm vic carter. >> children in new town, connecticut return to school for the first time as funerals for the victim continue. today families said their final good-byes to two more 6 year olds. james and jessica. tonight there will be a wake for victoria soto. one of several planned this evening. although other schools reopen. sandy hook elementary remains closed. inspire congress to pass tougher gun laws. much of the gun debate focuses on the rifle adam lanza used. the ar 15. >> more than 3 million americans own an ar 15. >> it's a fun gun to shoot. >> gun store owners say buyers like it because it's the civilian version of the m 16 used by the u.s. military. and it's futuristic appearance has it playing a role in american pop culture. >> you better tell me right now. >> it's the gun of choice in movies and video games. you see it and you want it. the same reason why somebody stands online for 25 hours
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most violent crimes were happening and putting the biggest number of officers there, the biggest bang for the block. new recruits coming out of the police academy, they all went there. they all went there, teams of experienced officers and teams with specialized units, heavy weapons officers and plain clothes to undercover officers etc. >> if we are talking 400 homicides in 2012, it is the line on the graph going down are you anticipating 2013 been better than this year? >> we would love that to be the case. we do not want to jinx it, however. after 9/11, people said crime had no where to go but up. it went down. also, by the way, new york city has been the target of 16 terrorist plots since 9/11. none of them have succeeded thanks to both the nypd and our federal partners. we have a lot on our plate, but i do not want to predict another record year before we get there. >> mr. brown, maybe you'll come back in the air and it will be a good news story. that
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
? >> on the second day where they had shut down indiagate which is the central city landmark of india, that happened on a sunday, it did have the effect of creating a cat and mouse, a game between the police. the protestors were extremely angry for example that no one from the government had come out to address them on the saturday when they had been tear gassed and water canonned as they approached the president's residence. sos there a sense of a government that was tone deaf and wasn't hearing the people. and that just made them more enraged. so in many ways it was an invitation for them to come back. so yes, the crackdown not only angered people but i think generated a lot of heat, that said on sunday which were the especially violent, especially violent protests, the numbers were a lot fewer. >> suarez: well, you talk about tone deaf politicians have the nation's leaders heard the protestors now. are they responding in a different way? >> well they're trying. the government has responded with what many governments often respond to in crisis management situation commissions and in
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
, and how the city of boston is aiming to get kids focused on careers long before they graduate from high school. hari sreenivasan reports for our "american graduate" project. >> reporter: daniel rodriguez is constantly curious. and for the 12th sgrider-- grader who dreams of one day going to medical school, his part-time job at this research science lab at boston's bringham and women's hospital is perfect. >> i like knowing how things work, knowing okay this happens so why does that happen. >> despite being just 18 years old daniel is already doing real work in this lab run by alexander lin who has a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biophysics. daniel's job on this day is to create an artificial equivalent to brain tissue known as a phantom. the it is later scanned by an mri machine and then analyzed an experiment that may one day help make cranial diagnoses possible without incisions into the skull and brain. it's a complicated research that lynn says gives daniel new tasks and learning opportunities every day. >> we look at traumatic brain injury, and a number of neurologic
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
others. the killings were in an area of west oakland known for gang activity. the city's homicide rate now stands at 130. that is up from last year's total of 110. >>> a sixth person faces murder and other charges in the case of a man and woman found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. the authorities say 26-year-old katherine wong is being held on $2 million bail. a man and woman were found bound and beaten december 9th. a man -- that man later died from a gunshot wound and the woman is still recovering at a hospital. she is expected to survive. >>> graffiti is on the rise in san francisco. large murals are often the targets. all around san francisco vandals have been defacing murals even along clarion alley which is considered kind of a street museum of murals. the public works department says it's had almost 22,000 requests for graffiti cleanup in san francisco this year. >>> a good sign for the san jose sharks and the nhl. the players association and its owners are set to go back to the bargaining table tomorrow. a new contract offer seems to have broken the ice, so to
CBS
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
the spike in violent crime. >> the tells me that we can be a safer city saz long as we continue our relentless pursuit of guns. >> violent crime down 5%, gun crime down 9%. >>> a woman is behind bars in the fatal stabbing of her 2-year-old child. nicole fitzgerald has been charged with murder and child abuse of her son sars. she has a large knife wound on her neck that was self-inflicted. >>> a man kill in a fire in baltimore county. the blaze broke out just after midnight at a home on sweet air road in jacksonville. an elderly man was founded inside. -- was found inside. his identity is not being released. two firefighters got injury fighting the blaze. >>> the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the drug shortage crisis to a national spotlight. the problem has put surgeries at ann arundel medical center in jeopardy. >> as doctors at a. medical center prepared for surgeries on a late november weekend they became concerned about their low supply of a drug needed to reverse anesthesia for patients after surgery. supply was so low doctors considered cancella
CBS
Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
monitoring gambling on a multi-floor casino. >>> redwood city city council will consider getting tax breaks to the historic fox theater in exchange for upgrades. part ever the deal theater owners would submit a list of improvements they would make over a ten year period that would include new carpet and new theater seats. >>> we are continuing to keep our eye on the storm this morning. some bay area friends who look like they are saying bring it on were otters couldn't stop playing in the rain. i think this is our destiny. i hope we are make her proud. >> incredible journey ends on the golden gate bridge today. 8 million people who are cheering this woman on and the story of friendship that lives on. >>> you may not have heard it's going to be raining. the latest on all of that and we have another and the last in a one, two, three punch moving into the bay area tonight. we will tell you what to expect, how much and all of that weather stuff which we will get a little bit of a break even though it's still overcast. we will cover it all when we come back from a break. it's for the 25-th annual wd aids day. a
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 5:00pm EST
administrators say she attacked. the second violent encounter on a baltimore city campus in a week happened here at national academy foundation. a woman was buzzed into the locked doors of the prep building where milling schoolers attend classes. administrators say she failed to check in at the front office. they say she was delivering a birthday cake to a relative when a schoolworker challenged her in the hall. she pulled out a knife, cutting the worker's hands and was later arrested. it alarmed a grandmother of a student here who asked wjz not to identify her. >> i feel fearful for my grandson also. now you have to go through a procedure before he could come out. and i think it's good. >> reporter: she is concerned about outsiders gaining access to classrooms following the shooting in connecticut. >> there is no explaining it away. it's just -- it's awful. it's gut wrenching. >> reporter: school officials would not say why the person was originally buzzed in through the door and how it all escalated into a weapon being pulled. it follows an attack on a 7th grader at calverton middle schoo
CBS
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
francisco's deputy city attorney. >> in many ways this is bad news? >> it is bad news in the sense that if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages quickly within a few days. again not only in san francisco. >> opponents say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast major the of states, four out of five states, the people have chosen to either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stick with traditional marriage. >> reporter: for tommy and jeff the decision is personal. they launched the challenge to prop 8 seeking the right to marry. >> sometimes the court system needs to nudge us forward to be a better more united america. >> reporter: the court could rule in a way that impacts same-sex marriage only in california and does not affect the rest of the country. >> movements are a mix of things. you have to kind of take the ups with the downs. >> reporter: the court will hear the marriage case in march. a decision will probably co
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
. like many cities in the bay area, residential burglaries are on the rise and have been for quite a while. >> reporter: a helicopter and search dog were unable to locate the suspects. and officers have only a vague description of the three men. however, they were able to recover some of the personal effects that were stolen. they were dropped during the chase. live in antioch, christin ayers, cbs 5, we are following a developing story in the east bay. police are investigating a shooting at the pittsburg-bay point bart station. now, bart authorities say they got the first call just before 7:00 tonight. they found the victim in the parking lot. he was taken to john muir medical center in walnut creek with life-threatening injuries. bart police have not released any information on the victim or possible suspects. the shooting investigation caused major delays for bart riders. >>> crime in oakland is out of control. but tonight, health is on the way. a former big city police chief has been hired to offer the city some solutions. cbs 5 reporter linda yee on the man who brings coast-to-co
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
. >>> 2012 has been a bad year for homicides in the major cities. two days to go oakland is at 130 for a year. 26% increase from 2011. sanfrancisco has 67 so far. it is say one third increase from last year. san jose's 45 is low for a city of almost a million people but it is still 12.5% higher than 2011. >>> well, a deadly tour bus crash in oregon. how the weather conditions contributed to it and complicated rescue efforts. >>> i don't see why they need to do it now. >>> sunday drivers be aware. the change impacting your change if you want to park in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crash of a commercial jetlir in russia. a camera inside a car on a moscow freeway s the moment of impact. >>> dramatic video captures the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. a camera inside of a car on a moscow freeway shows a moment of impact. debris goes ming across the road. the plane slammed into the ground short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed. there were no passengers on board. >>> well, another deadly crash closer to home. a tour bus slid off of an icy interstate in oregon this morning
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
. the video created by the city of houston with the department of homeland security grant trains people to flee a shooting scene, prevent a shooter from finding you, and as a last resort, fight back. >> you always believe it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: dr. bobby lambert knows better. a workplace psychologist she handled the aftermath of one of the major mass shootings of our time, the 93 massacre at 101 street in san francisco. since then she says mass shootings have become down right common place. >> we're seeing more of it and i think it's more of our culture today in a way that it never had been. >> reporter: it's why lambert advocates live shooter training at schools and work places, like this one at a south san francisco school a few years ago, one man acting as a shooter and students and teacher taking cover. >> it helps them like a fire drill. so if there is a fire or a shooter in the building, you know where to go and hide. >> reporter: she says from reports, it's clear the teachers reacted swiftly, hiding children in closets and classrooms and leading them out of t
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
? >> reporter: possibly. noria says it will effect her church, she knows why. >> it is the money. the city needs money. not just with the parking meter on sunday. >> reporter: the law will net the city an extra $2 million a year. >> i am a long time resident of the city of san francisco and i do not approve of what the board of supervisors have done. >> reporter: in the marina where parking is like a competitive sport. the law is not getting support, either. >> hurts the small businessman. a lot of people come here for the restaurants and the stores on the weekend, a lot of them will not come. >> reporter: and they see it as something that has been in the works for a long time. >> it is them not planning well and thinking ahead and not being able to be decisive when it counted. kicking the can down there. kick the can down the street. >> now we have to pay. >> exactly. >> the law goes into effect from noon until 6:00. if you feed the meter, that that is still illegal. reporting from san francisco, cbs 5. >>> local transit agencies are offering free rides for people celebrating new year's eve tom
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
views of the city and it's treacherous surf. this stretch of coastline is where a man and child were swept to sea and drowned. they were found floating under the golden gate bridge. late this afternoon, around 4:00, a third person, who was also taken out by the waves, was able to get out of the surf and call 911. >> rescue units shortly arrived within 25 minutes and recovered two bodies, one male adult and one child. >> reporter: the water, a chilly 53 degrees. there was a high surf advisory today. he says the beach is popular for fishing and picnicking. it's also dangerous. when the victims went in, it was getting dark. >> we do have 14 lifeguards, seasonal lifeguards on staff, for just these reasons. last year, they conducted over 70 saves. >> reporter: but no rescue tonight. the bodies were recovered and taken to fort baker. now an investigation into the deaths begin. >> our national parks are beautiful but they're unforgiving. >> reporter: and the names of the victims have not been released, but officials tell me they were relatives. >>> new at 11, a two-alarm fire burns out one
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
zone. walking around the city can be hazardous. but it's not the cars you should be worried about. >> and the beautiful day in the bay area but don't be lulled into a false sense of security! there's more rain on the way for the bay area. it doesn't look like a big deal. but that certainly looks nice. a few high clouds filtering in over the city in advance of a forecast coming up after a break. ,,,,,, and time again, in many baya cities: there is more crime, and fewer officers. >>> we have heard the problem time and time again in many bay area cities, not just oakland. there's more crime fewer officers. many neighborhoods have neighborhood watch groups. but cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us how one group is taking it a big step further. mark. >> reporter: well, elizabeth, police say that these neighborhood watch groups them an extra set of eyes and ears which is veally valuable in this time of shrinking police budgets but in one san jose neighborhood residents are literally taking it to the streets. >> it's just something that doesn't look right. >> reporter: with a rising number
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
department will function under scrutiny by a federal monitor. the city has agreed to surrender some control of the opd. cbs 5 reporter da lin on those who say it will now be harder to fight crime. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the ability to use what they learn in order to identify people before they commit crimes. >> reporter: the compliance director would be able to punish and fire the police chief and the command staff. civil rights attorney john burris says that person is basically the chief of the police chief. >> this is a game changer in many ways, and so it should be felt all the way down to the officers on the street. >> reporter: burris insists the compliance director will not direct officers on how to did is -- on how to
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
last christmas here. in a city where the average home price is well over a million dollars, the it's a place almost anyone can afford but the question is, how much longer will palo alto's buena vista mobile home park remain home to the more than 100 low- income families who live here? >> we want a place to stay. it's been stressful for more than 400 people around this area in buena vista. >> reporter: she has lived in the 1950s trailer for 18 years but she was informed by mail that the property owners are moving ahead with plans to evict the residents including 125 children. the plan is to move out the low income people and build a 180 unit upper income apartment building on the land. >> kids are very sad. they don't know where they're going. they're crying. they think no more home. no more school. no neighbors. no friends. >> too much problem for me and for my kids. >> reporter: the owner of the property declined to comment on his plans. >> we do not want these families and these children to end up homeless any of them. >> reporter: opponents may not be able to stop the plans b
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
from the runway. the city council approved that plan last night. officials say that birds sucked into airplane engines can cause engine problems and power outages. they hope shooting the birds with either blanks or live bullets will prevent some of those problems. >>> while it was raining this morning, take a look at this. huge tree came crashing down on a home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. this is on lurmont terrace by lombard street. the 100-foot cypress broke through the roof of the master bedroom, missed the homeowner by just a few feet. >> four feet closer to my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> and get this. just two days ago, he moved his bed from under the very spot where the tree crashed through. the tree also ripped down a power line. that wasn't only tree that toppled this morning. this came down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately, nobody hurt. but the super saturated ground gave way so easily, the sidewalk was pulled up. >>> a parking lot in burlingame was flooded in rollins
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Dec 16, 2012 7:30am PST
is all police. they were chosen by the city. so there's no reason that the city can't comply with an agreement that's been complied with elsewhere in many cities. >> jim, 10 years ago, we had a case called the riders, where a group of cops, four of them were accused of planting evidence and abusing suspects on the street. since then, we've seen a decimation of the oakland police department due to budget cuts. they have gone from a high of 800 police officers to now about 625. we've also seen a steady drop in the number of arrests and stops and such like that. is there a concern that these new controls on stopping people, racial profiling and the added paperwork is going to lead to even less proactive policing? because that's what we're hearing on the streets. >> well, that's up to the command staff to prevent that. that's their job. if they see a lack of proactive police, there are disciplinary tools that they can use. if they don't use them and encourage them, then the command staff ought to be disciplined themselves. >> the feds have asked the oakland police department to implement
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
having to turn customers away. >> it's hard. the city is world famous for dungeness crab. like not being able to gamble in vegas. >> trying to hold out for a price we can afford to go fishing for. >> reporter: as behind the scenes negotiations continue and boats that cross the picket line face the ire of the rest. >> going fishing. >> that's everything that's wrong with this industry. >> reporter: the crab season up in oregon has also been delayed but that's expected to maybe open up next week. and that should open up our market here as well as far as getting some supply of fresh crab in. by all predictions i've heard this should be worked out by christmas. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> nine months after a rash of robberies on the carquinez bridge miss have three suspects in -- police have three suspects in custody. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in vallejo where officials just announced the results of a long investigation. >> reporter: these arrests were part of an effort by chp, transportation agencies and local law enforcement. >> in case was an excellent e
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
, too. one block. the city crews were on the scene quickly to cleanup the mess and get the road open. >> and driving was treacherous at the height of the storm. many accidents, spin outs, an overturned car. that is on 101 near airport boulevard where the water was deep and it caught drivers off guard. no word on injuries here, either. >> the great highway in san francisco is closed again between lincoln and sloth. the ocean tides, heavy rain and shifting sand. all conspiring to close the southbound lanes. one northbound lane closed as well. much of the day had people along the river watching the river rise. cbs 5 is on the preparations that are all too familiar to the locals. >> from swollen creeks to flooded lots. the couldn't sedealing with the repper cautions of the latest -- -- issues. >> they own this park and they maintain it. >> we tried sandbagging in the past. it is fruitless. >> willow creek topped its banks this morning. >> we have to come in and shovel it out and replant the grass and cleanup the bathrooms, a huge job. >> reporter: a few miles away. >> it is a little dram
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Dec 13, 2012 1:35am PST
. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is at the broadway tunnel in the city with the video and with the first public comments from the officer involved. christin? >> reporter: correct. that officer changing his story a bit tonight, telling us that the lamborghini he was in was not really going 100 miles an hour and also saying he wasn't drunk. but that's not what he said on his facebook page. the video itself is astonishing. a lamborghini revs its engine, then hurdles ahead, going from zero to 100 through the 35-mile- an-hour zone through the broadway tunnel in 26 seconds flat. >> woo hoo! >> reporter: even more surprising is the man who claims he was in the car is a san francisco police officer. >> is he going to lose his job? >> he obviously took advantage of it because he's a cop. >> reporter: a cop who posted the joyride back on his facebook page. his name is sergeant carl t. he brags "we were all drunk," to the shock of people he posted the video to. some people pointed out there is a school and a playground close to the russian hillside of the tunnel where the joyride began. since it ap
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
police chase that ended up killing an 11- year-old daly city boy. the l.a. county district attorney says the suspects a man and woman in their early 20s threw a loaded gun out of their car before slamming into a minivan in pasadena on christmas night. 11-year-old kendrick ing was killed along with his 25-year- old cousin. the family was down in l.a. for christmas and had just left an ice rink. >>> as 2012 closes oakland's murder rate hit 130. three people were killed just last night. a 21-year-old and a 19-year-old were shot to death. and in a separate attack, a man was stabbed. >>> along the coast 14-foot waves have prompted a high surf advisory from point reyes down to san mateo county. the surf is going to be up until late tomorrow night. >>> and there used to be a certain code on the streets. vandals wouldn't touch a mural. but now graffiti vandals have hit murals all over san francisco from north beach to davisidero to the mission. one artist involved with the mission's clarion alley mural project says 2012 has been the worst year since he started 15 years ago. >>> new year's e
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
down in one bay area city tonight because of the storms. >> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. shut down for hours because of a power outage. liz. >> reporter: dana, between 40 and 50,000 commuters were effected by the massive melt down this evening. look behind me. as you said all under ground transit stations shut down tonight. many are still trying to figure out how to get home. the chaos began with a grew some accident earlier this evening. >> i seen her. when the trollly went back i didn't see her. >> a woman in a wheelchair clipped the backside of a westbound trollly and was dragged underneath the car along market from delores to church street. >> the woman was taken to sf general for life-threatening injuries. the accident shut down service from the f trolly. 45 minutes later another melt down. this time the transformer that gives power to all the under ground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire under ground transit. apparently it was damaged with water damage from yesterday. >> the massive shut down forced thousands of passengers to find anothe
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
northeastern coast of the miyagi miyagi. one city reported a minor injuries, taking a look at the video, you can see it caused continuous shaking in some areas. buildings in tokyo were reportedly swaying for at least several minutes. this quake did rattle nerves in a country still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in march 2011. miyagi was one one of the areas that suffered the worst of the destruction. that quake fueled, at least 60 people died and cars boats and homes were swept away. as of right now, tokyo electric power says there are no problems at any of its nuclear plants. frank michelle. >> and we understand that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newsca
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Dec 1, 2012 11:00pm PST
. a live look at this flooded parking lot in redwood city. with more rain on the way, this pool of water will only expand tomorrow morning. as for the santa cruz mountains, the national weather service issued a flash flood watch up for the santa cruz mountains. that will expire 10:00 tomorrow night. live in redwood city, cbs 5. >>> three rivers to the north are being watched closely tonight, the napa and russian rivers are both under flood warnings and officials say the petaluma river could also overflow its banks. don is in napa. >> reporter: it has been raining all effect and is continuing to rain -- all evening and is continuing to rain now. it's the rain to the north of here up by st. helena where rain is accumulating in the canyons and the creeks and coming down this way. people are waiting now, people who are concerned about living in the low-lying areas, they're going to bed tonight with some sense of confidence. others are still working to protect their property. crews were working into the night to remove about three dozen cottaged mounted on mobile home frames from the ri
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
say they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've got to solve this as a national level because it's just too much administrative confusion right
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> reporter: there's also a weather alert on the city website. officials will keep residents and merchants updated if water levels continue to rise. let's take a quick look at the creek. you can see it's pretty low at this point, only at about four feet. it floods at 13, but the rain is back. we are getting drenched out here. more rain tonight through tomorrow. >> thanks, elisa. >>> a rough day for holiday travelers on one of the busiest days of the year. the weather did cause long delays. earlier, some flights were running more than three hours behind schedule. but tonight, arriving flights are only 20 to 30 minutes late. conditions tomorrow could make a mess of schedules again, though. keeping of a mess, people on the road are dealing with their own travel woes today. heavy snow and ice combined to create accidents and spinouts. cbs reporter holly has been experiencing the conditions first hand. >> reporter: interstate 80, covered in snow and ice, made more dangerous and slow driving conditions heading up the mountain. most of these drivers are on their way to a holiday vacation, but the
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
work for our south bay cities where pension contributions are lower and the pay better. the police union says what started as a trickle has become a flood. >> we have another six officers that walked out the door just this week. nine more officers going to be resigning by the end of the month. >> reporter: san jose pd has enjoyed a regional reputation as a good place to work but as word spreads of officer discontents, the pool of potential candidates is getting smaller. >> the pay and compensation packages is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs
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Dec 12, 2012 5:00am PST
unit shines. >> this is the highest number of people killed in the city since 1991. >>> slow response times expected in the east bay. supervisors vote unanimously to close four fire stations. the stations that will be closerd in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and clayton. that leaves clayton without a single fire station. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: starting next month the city won't have a fire station. that means the near he was fire station to clayton will be 3.5 miles away in concord. last night's vote comes after voters failed to pass measure q. measure q was a parcel tax that, if passed, would have prevented these closures. these closures will save the fire protection district $3 million. the district is facing a $17 million deficit and says it spent its reserves. but for clayton neighbors, the savings don't outweigh the costs it will mean for their city. >> it's hitting us at a tender spot with us because of what we have been through and we know what others will, unfortunately, have to go through. >> reporter: kelly's clayton home was destroye
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
to find a new place anywhere in the city especially considering he has been under rent control for so long. can't anyone help him relocate? >> if you are homeless and you're a drug addict, perhaps they will help you. but if you like me and paid your rent every day for 40 years and been basically a good guy, there is no help. >> reporter: his landlord is ee investigating davis employing the ellis act, a warning man dade by law that gives renters a heads up that the landlord is planning something different with the property. the ellis act restricts landlords from kick everyone out then raising the rent. >> hey hey, ho ho! [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: activists held a demonstration at 18th and castro this afternoon saying they are highlighting the fact that there's been a sharp increase in ellis act ee visions in recent months. they say some 27 city landlords have informed tenants they are getting evicted. that includes 17 buildings in the mission alone. bad news in the holiday season. >> i would love to have my daughter raised in san francisco. we can't officially afford it if we'r
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
posing two new gun control laws for the city. one that bans hollow point bullets, another that notifies law enforcement when anyone buys 500 rounds or more of any type of ammunition. now marin county is going to do a gun buy-back. the district attorney says they will have it on martin luther king day in mid-january. he says not only are they buying back weapons, but get this parents, they say you can also sell your child's ultraviolet videogames back. clearly, you know, it's really strange, holding that weapon, those machine guns in my hand like that and you can see why they're buoyed by the success but they acknowledge there are still thousands of these firearms still on the streets and new ones being sold every day as well as videogames. >> thank you. >>> san francisco police are already planning another gun buy-back. but cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us it may be impossible to keep ahead of a huge spike in gun sales. mark. >> reporter: well, juliette, not only is the renewed push to restrict guns coming from washington but there are efforts coming from sacramento and all of it comi
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Dec 4, 2012 1:35am PST
make of it. it's a great detour for me. >> city officials expect the stretch of road to be closed through the entire winter season. reporting live from lafayette, i'm mark sayer cbs 5. >> lafayette not the only spot. vine hill road off highway 17 in scotts valley will also be closed indefinitely. a whole section of hillside disappeared in the storm taking the roadway right along with it. crews don't know how long it will take to fix it up. and chief meteorologist paul deanno says he knows one thing. more rain is on the way. >> flooding rainfall is done but there is more rain on the way. so watch high definition doppler light up this time tomorrowment a few slight showers out there right now. in sonoma county they've moved through. a few slight showers offshore. rainfall as you get closer to clearlake and redding and eureka. rain will arrive first in the north bay. but flooding rainfall is not likely. i'll explain why and how that has an impact on the entire seven day forecast coming up. >>> more trouble for comedian cat williams. he was thrown out of a seattle hotel tonight after
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